America Legion Post 60 Arlington Texas

American Legion Post 60 Newsletter August 2017


July 2017 ended with a bang as the Post sponsored a breakfast on July 29th. We had a good day with 64 meals served. Thanks to everybody that came in to eat. Also, we had plenty of volunteers that came in to prepare everything. Volunteers came from the Post, Riders, and ALA Unit 60. Without help from volunteers we would not be able to do these things. As I mentioned in our last meeting on July 27th, we have traded burger night cooking duties with Boy Scout Troop 396. Effective August 1st, we will sponsor burger night on the 1st Tuesday each month, in place of the 3rd Tuesdays. A big thank you to Andre Hanekamp for taking on the duties of “Sgt at Arms” for the Post. Now, if I could just find a 2nd Vice Commander. Any takers? By now, most of you are aware of the big raffle we have going on. To update, we have sold enough tickets to be pretty close to break even. We still have quite a bit of time left before the drawing date. Many thanks to those of you who have bought tickets. If you have not yet, don’t miss out on this deal. Going into August, the Post will sponsor breakfast on the 6th and the 20th of the month. Come on down. For 6 bucks, you can’t get a better deal. Open from 0900 till 1130. John Header, Commander We have had a great start to the 2018 membership year. July finished with 110 members paid, 41.83% of our 263 member goal. We need your support! Everyone can and should be a recruiter! Please renew your dues, recruit new members and reinstate former members! Have you considered being a Paid Up For Life (PUFL) Member? I would like to encourage you to renew your membership online at, it saves us both paper work and the price of a stamp. I monitor renewals daily and mail out membership cards accordingly. I will also have the cards at the meetings, If you prefer to renew after the meetings or you can mail them to the address on the renewal. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 has asked the Legionnaires support in increasing their membership. They want your eligible family members to join the unit. Applications are available at the Lodge. Female veterans can be dual members as well. Visit our website, regularly at

August Happenings

Aug 1st Tuesday Burger Night by American Legion 6:00 till 8:00 pm, we need your help Aug 6th Sunday Post 60 Legion Family Breakfast 9:00 till 11:30 am Aug 20th Sunday Post 60 Legion Family Breakfast 9:00 till 11:30 am Aug 24th Thursday Meeting ~ American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 7:00 till 8:00 pm Aug 30th Thursday Meeting ~ American Legion Post 60 7:00 till 8:00 pm Sep 2nd Saturday Meeting ~ ALR Post 60, noon till 1:00 pm Hope to see you at some or all these events. We are located at 601 W Pioneer Pkwy Arlington, TX 76010. The ELKS Lodge #2114 has agreed to sponsor our post at their Lodge. As a non-member of the ELKS, you will need to be signed in as a guest. We will have a member of the ELKS there to sign you in. On meeting nights, the last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm, you can sign yourself in, just enter your name and post 60. We hope that this will enable our post to grow and prosper. John Straten, Adjutant 817 360 7558

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